Sweet pea Noel Sutton

Lathyrus odoratus 'Noel Sutton'

Sweet pea Noel Sutton - Lathyrus odoratus  'Noel Sutton'

Common Name: Sweet pea Noel Sutton
Genus: Lathyrus
Species: odoratus
Cultivar: 'Noel Sutton'

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.80 m (180 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Flower Colour: Blue, Purple
Flowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Rich blue-purple flowers which look wonderful when allowed to mingle with plum, lilac and cerise appear continuously throughout the summer if you dead-head regularly. These much-loved scented flowers are an essential ingredient in the cottage garden but in smaller spaces you can grow them in big pots.

  • Garden care: From October to late February sow seeds into deep pots or root trainers filled with a good-quality seed compost and place them in a cold frame. Pinch out the tips as the plants grow to encourage them to become bushier and produce more flowers and harden off before planting out in early April. Direct sowings can also be made in October or March. Before planting out, incorporate lots of well-rotted organic matter in the planting hole. Apply a balanced liquid plant food every two weeks while in growth and deadhead regulary to encourage more flowers.

  • Sow: October-February or April

  • Flowering: June-September



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